Training Series: Introduction to Psychodrama

Eleven Modules from Foundation to Application

Including over 4 hours of material, this training series covers the following information:

The American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy has approved online training hours up to 150 hours at the discretion of the trainee's primary trainer.


Module One: An Overview of Psychodrama

Includes a brief history of Psychodrama's founder J.L. Moreno, MD and his early work, an overview of the method's applications and the overarching principles contributing to its effectiveness.


Module Two: What is Trauma?

Creating a working definition of trauma, the various ways it is re-experienced for the individual, its effect of "rhythmic rupture," and various contributing causes and their overwhelming prevalence.


Module Three: What Are the Trauma Disorders?

An overview of the trauma disorders occurring across a broad diagnostic spectrum, including: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Depersonalization Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.


Module 4: How Trauma Affects the Brain

How trauma reorients and effects the brain, neurological changes as a result, including the impairment of communication between the brain's hemispheres, and functional implications of overwhelming trauma.


Module Five: Fundamentals of Trauma-based Psychotherapy

Highlighting the imperative of the therapeutic relationship for healing, the essential nature of safety and consistency, and the role of expressive therapies, including their ability to connect the internal verbal condition with the non-verbal.


Module Six: Trauma-focused Psychodrama

Reviewing the ability of Psychodrama to bring objectivity and accurate labeling while re-writing trauma-based material, moving the brain beyond what is "stuck," and creativity as the key to change.


Module Seven: The Different Kinds of Psychodrama

Introducing a myriad of Psychodramatic and related action, art, movement and music methods and adaptations, including the Therapeutic Spiral Model.


Module Eight: How Psychodrama Differs From Other Methodologies

Delineating the inherent differences between Psychodrama and other forms of therapeutic interventions, in particular how it is separate in nature from Psychotherapy and theater.


Module Nine: The Importance of Trauma-Based Individual Therapy

Underlining the symbiotic nature of the therapeutic relationship and the healing process, establishing it as the core of reconstructive work and experiential validation.


Module Ten: The Basic Elements of a Psychodrama

An overview of the essential elements, roles, rules and guidelines, and prevailing structures and methods of a Psychodrama according to the Therapeutic Spiral Model.


Module Eleven: Closure and Where to Find Out More

Summary statements on the importance of safeguards using theater methods, expected outcome factors, testimonials from patients, and where to find out more about Psychodrama.

The American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy has approved online training hours up to 150 hours at the discretion of the trainee's primary trainer.

Membership Includes

Your Training. Forever.

Lifetime access to the Introduction training, an easily accessible introduction that offers an innovative window into the world of Psychodrama.

Portable and Flexible Access

Access your training anywhere you have an internet connection 24/7. Or download and enjoy the module mp3s for on-the-go listening.

Real Time Examples

See examples from a psychodrama recorded live throughout the modules and get access to the full length drama.

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